IHRDA was founded by two human rights lawyers, Julia Harrington and the late Alpha Fall, who formerly worked for the Secretariat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Institute was established in 1998 in Banjul, The Gambia. IHRDA’s determination in defending the human rights of Africans has been its motivating force ever since.
Our Human Rights Award
In recognition for its continuous hard work and commitment in defending, educating and informing about Human Rights in Africa, the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has granted the IHRDA its Human Rights Award during the 52nd Ordinary Session of ACmHPR held in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire (9-22 October 2012).